The UK is in the top tier of the global aerospace industry, a position it owes in part to the expertise of smaller firms in the supply chain, such as Coventry’s Arrowsmith Engineering. Maddy White reports.
In a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Coventry you will find NP Aerospace, a defence company manufacturing bomb suits, armour plates, ballistic helmets and customised vehicles for the world’s armies and law enforcement agencies. Maddy White visited the site.
It's one of the toughest challenges in the UK economy - encouraging small companies to grow into the powerhouse-medium sized companies that are such a feature of successful industrial economies like Germany.
Renishaw received one of the greatest accolades at The Manufacturer MX Awards 2019 – the award for 'Manufacturing in Action'. Steven Barr talked with group manufacturing services director Gareth Hankins about doing the right thing, by investing in innovation via products, processes, people and premises.
Cambridge-based Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is flying high with flight-ready 3D printed production parts. Jonny Williamson visited the company to discuss how it achieved its success, and find out what the future holds.
The closure of the Ford engine plant at Bridgend in Wales is the latest blow to the UK automotive sector, after recent announcements of job losses at JLR, the closure of Honda Swindon and slowing investment in the North East. Edward Pearcey examines the wider implications for the UK automotive supply chain.
Nick Peters talks to Brian Holliday, MD of Siemens Digital Industries in the UK, about how he and his team harnessed the power of digital manufacturing technologies to develop world- and competition-beating products.
Siemens UK has been in the vanguard of industry’s drive for a meaningful governmental
industrial strategy and the adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing.
Nick Peters visited the Siemens factory in Congleton, Cheshire, to discover
just how well Siemens is managing its own digital revolution.
Industry commentators believe that, over time, every machine on every factory floor will have its own digital twin. Some have even been so brazen as to suggest that at least half of large industrial companies will adopt this self-learning technology by 2021.